Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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127814

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Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • After conservation. Detail of pendant beads. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • After conservation. Detail of pendant area. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • After conservation. Detail of threading and Melinex spacers. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • After conservation. Detail of threading and Melinex spacers. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • After conservation. Re-threaded to prevent the beads abrading one another and potential cracking and loss. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • After conservation. Reverse. Re-threaded to avoid beads abrading and hitting one another and potentially causing cracks and loss. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Before conservation. Detail of threading. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Before conservation. Detail of threading. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Before conservation. Detail of threading. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Before conservation as it came to the studio. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Before conservation. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Before conservation. Detail of threading from reverse. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • During conservation. #3 in image series showing the 're-threading' of hole-less obsidian bead. Thread is adhering to the reverse of the bead with Paraloid B72, and knotted with spacers as others. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • During conservation. #4 in image series showing the 're-threading' of hole-less obsidian bead. After. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • During conservation. #1 in image series of re-knotting method. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • During conservation. #2 in image series of re-knotting method.Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation. #3 in image series of re-knotting method.Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation. #4 in image series of re-knotting method.Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation. #6 in image series of re-knotting method.Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation. #7 in image series of re-knotting method.Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation. #7 in image series of re-knotting method.Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

    Full: Front

  • During conservation. Image 11 in series documenting reknotting beads with spacers. Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf with traces of red pigment on them and one label shaped slate pendant.

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  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

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  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

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  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

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  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Back

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Back

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Front

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Back

  • Necklace; six lozenge shaped obsidian beads, and one of dark clay which seems to imitate obsidian; also 16 cowrie shells from the Red Sea or Persian Gulf and one label shaped dark  grey limestone pendant.

    Full: Front